Courses and Guiding Offerings

We believe that a strong foundation is the key to a long and productive climbing career. Through a process of continuity and individualization of curriculum, we ensure that all course work meets the needs and desires of each individual student.

Along with a variety of course offerings, Seneca Rocks Climbing School also provides private guiding and group guiding options. Whether you are just out for a day, or you want to bring a large group for some fun climbing, we are your guides!

Seneca Rocks Climbing School realizes that students have different goals as climbers, from top roping to alpine big walls. We will do our best to meet your needs without sacrificing any of the core essential skills.

This introductory course gives students a solid foundation on which they can start exploring the world of outdoor rock climbing. It is intended for those with little or no climbing experience.
Difficulty: Beginner
Duration: 2 or 3 days
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Make the move from climbing indoors to the outdoors.
Difficulty: Beginner
Duration: 2 or 3 days
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Mastered the basics? Learn faster, more efficent multi-pitch climbing in this exciting course.
Difficulty: Advanced
Duration: 2 or 3 days
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The “Sharp End” is calling, and you must go.
Difficulty: Advanced
Duration: 2 or 3 days
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Being able to solve your own problems is a proud and long standing tradition amongst climbers. Let us show you how.
Difficulty: Advanced
Duration: 2 or 3 days
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Plan your own day with our expert guides.
Difficulty: Customizable
Duration: 1 day (customizable)
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Climbing with the guys is great, but sometimes the support and camaraderie of an all women’s environment just works better.
Difficulty: Beginner - Advanced
Duration: 2 - 3 days
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Rappel, climb, and learn some basic knots in this introductory course.
Difficulty: Beginner
Duration: 1 day
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The AMGA Single Pitch Instructor Program is designed to enable instructors to ‘proficiently facilitate and instruct the sport of rock climbing in a single pitch setting’. The program is offered through the American Mountain Guide Association.
Difficulty: Advanced
Duration: 3 days (27 hours)
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The Single Pitch Instructor Assessment is the second and final step in the AMGA SPI Program. This two day exam requires candidates to demonstrate technical skills, climbing movement standards, teaching ability and group management skills.
Difficulty: Advanced
Duration: 2 days (16 hours)
Or call to book at: 304-567-2600